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#360186 - 08/22/07 10:00 PM Pyrodex or 777 loose
encore06
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I have about a third of a can of pyrodex left over from a few years back before I switched to 777 pellets. This year I'm going back to the loose powder. Thought about buying a new can of 777, but I hate to let the pyrodex go to waste. What do you think?
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#360228 - 08/22/07 10:12 PM Re: Pyrodex or 777 loose [Re: encore06]
Model70Man
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777 is less corrosive and is WAY easier to clean. If I was in your situation I would make the switch. That's just me though.
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#360301 - 08/22/07 11:06 PM Re: Pyrodex or 777 loose [Re: Model70Man]
GRAMPS
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I made the switch to 777 and have never regretted it.
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#360845 - 08/23/07 10:01 AM Re: Pyrodex or 777 loose [Re: GRAMPS]
vonb
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+1 on what Gramps said.
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#361228 - 08/23/07 01:16 PM Re: Pyrodex or 777 loose [Re: vonb]
CHRIS WILSON
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I used 777 pellets the first season I hunted with an mz. I switched to loose 777 and never regretted it. Personally, if the pyrodex is a few seasons old, I'd get something more fresh. It may be ok, then again it may not.
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#361672 - 08/23/07 05:41 PM Re: Pyrodex or 777 loose [Re: encore06]
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 Originally Posted By: Carl

"...This year I'm going back to the loose powder..."

As another possibility, since you're going to switch anyway, try a can of real Goex blackpowder...never met a hunter yet who switched to Goex blackpowder then went back to using a BP substitute...Goex is fast, clean and accurate...the down side is you have to find a place that carries it or order it from places like Powder, Inc...or Graf & Sons, etc...they have 4 pound minimums.

But in addition to it being arguably the best real blackpowder, when I order it by the 25 pound case the delivered price to my front porch is only $11/pound...best stuff since sliced bread.
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#361682 - 08/23/07 05:44 PM Re: Pyrodex or 777 loose [Re: Model70Man]
postal rage
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 Originally Posted By: Model70Man
777 is less corrosive and is WAY easier to clean. If I was in your situation I would make the switch. That's just me though.


Agree with Model70man, I switched last year to 777, and it works just as well, and a lot easier to clean.

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#363616 - 08/24/07 03:46 PM Re: Pyrodex or 777 loose [Re: postal rage]
KamoKilla
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i have always been a pyrodex loose powder fan but am gonna try the 777 loose this year
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#364278 - 08/24/07 10:22 PM Re: Pyrodex or 777 loose [Re: KamoKilla]
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Definitely what Gramps Said......777 is the future!! i prefer pellets but definitely 777 over pyrodex!!
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